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post #61951 of 89442
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Finally!! My JGilbert shell Indys on Commando!

 

 

 

 

These look great! I love the commando sole to complete the style. Will be a great "work horse" boot

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post #61952 of 89442
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These look great! I love the commando sole to complete the style. Will be a great "work horse" boot
that is exactly the plan, Ryden. I have decided to use these as my daily go tos instead of buying an additional CXL pair. Saved myself some money for another shell something...
post #61953 of 89442
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post
 

Finally!! My JGilbert shell Indys on Commando!

 

 

 

Awesome, congrats! I know you have been waiting for these :) 

post #61954 of 89442
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Awesome, congrats! I know you have been waiting for these smile.gif  
Thanks, man! I think you should get yourself a pair! stirpot.gif
post #61955 of 89442
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DonL, well done! I thought you forgot about Whiskey Wednesdays yesterday when you posted your LWBs yesterday, but apparently you had some Whiskey LHSes sitting in your back pocket. :-)

BTW, what belt are you wearing? It appears to be a good match to your Whiskey.

 

It is a BNR Bridle, nothing special

post #61956 of 89442
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

unipair's post shows why if you had to choose one or the other, color 8 with dark edge probably beats out color 8 with antique edge...

+1,000

post #61957 of 89442
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

that is exactly the plan, Ryden. I have decided to use these as my daily go tos instead of buying an additional CXL pair. Saved myself some money for another shell something...

Tifosi, I love your logic and need to adopt it...  I'm saving $ by purchasing Shell cordovan boots by consequently not having to buy Chrmxl boots.  Thus I can buy another shell offering. You da man my friend! :slayer:

post #61958 of 89442
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Mr. Six, beautiful boots sir. Thanks for posting.

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^agreed. Outstanding!

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Since folks always seem to enjoy photos of #4 boots and I had good light in the office today. (With Epaulet moss rivet chinos.)

Lovely boots mr. Six. They look awesome.

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Very nice #4 captoe boots, Mr. Six! Beautiful shade.

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Since folks always seem to enjoy photos of #4 boots and I had good light in the office today. (With Epaulet moss rivet chinos.)





Great boots and fine combo my friend! Wear often and in great health 
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Mr Six - awesome boots ! They look brand new!

Thanks, gents!

@sazon, they have a few nicks and scratches and look a little more creased in person, but it is true that they haven't broken in as much as my #4 wingtips. Guess I'll just have to wear them more!
post #61959 of 89442
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Tifosi, I love your logic and need to adopt it...  I'm saving $ by purchasing Shell cordovan boots by consequently not having to buy Chrmxl boots.  Thus I can buy another shell offering. You da man my friend! :slayer:

 

:D Immediately reminded me of this Amazon review. Tifosi, congrats with the purchase!

 

I have a seemingly noobish question. If we take a last that is rather universally acclaimed as a 'TTS - 0.5' (TruB, Modified - not saying Barrie since there are rare cases of guys going TTS in it) - why wouldn't the maker shift the whole scale up half a size and make things easier for everyone? Does a last have any formal parameters implying that a particular size of this last should be marked as such-and-such a size (e.g. a 9.5)? Sorry if I'm being too naive here :satisfied: 

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Tifosi, I love your logic and need to adopt it...  I'm saving $ by purchasing Shell cordovan boots by consequently not having to buy Chrmxl boots.  Thus I can buy another shell offering. You da man my friend! :slayer:

 

:D Immediately reminded me of this Amazon review. Tifosi, congrats with the purchase!

 

I have a seemingly noobish question. If we take a last that is rather universally acclaimed as a 'TTS - 0.5' (TruB, Modified - not saying Barrie since there are rare cases of guys going TTS in it) - why wouldn't the maker shift the whole scale up half a size and make things easier for everyone? Does a last have any formal parameters implying that a particular size of this last should be marked as such-and-such a size (e.g. a 9.5)? Sorry if I'm being too naive here :satisfied: 

:rotflmao::rotflmao: That's an awesome review!  Can't wait to save more money!

 

I've thought the same thing before about sizing.  I suppose by shifting the sizing scale half a size up to meet the brannock sizing, length may work but the width may pose a problem... not really sure??? 

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:D Immediately reminded me of this Amazon review. Tifosi, congrats with the purchase!

 

I have a seemingly noobish question. If we take a last that is rather universally acclaimed as a 'TTS - 0.5' (TruB, Modified - not saying Barrie since there are rare cases of guys going TTS in it) - why wouldn't the maker shift the whole scale up half a size and make things easier for everyone? Does a last have any formal parameters implying that a particular size of this last should be marked as such-and-such a size (e.g. a 9.5)? Sorry if I'm being too naive here :satisfied:

 

 

There are no words for that Amazon review... :puzzled:

post #61962 of 89442
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I've thought the same thing before about sizing.  I suppose by shifting the sizing scale half a size up to meet the brannock sizing, length may work but the width may pose a problem... not really sure??? 

It could be a matter of precedence. Wikipedia says that the Brannock device prototype was patented in 1926. Alden was already in existence at this point. Whether or not they utilized the same lasts that far back is another matter though.
post #61963 of 89442
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Did a little rubbing with a soft cloth (pic 1), then used a little wax polish and brushed off (pic 2)
I think with more brushing tomorrow I can get it even better, but for me, its fine as it is.


I actually heard my GF telling her BGF that I was texting "my little friends" on a website devoted to shoes, OMG, and they were talking about a guy who got, wait for it, a scuffed shoe. (Insert maniacal female cackling here). Great job on your shoes sazon! You never know what you might have to do to make money.
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Hi gang. First post here and a weird question...

 

I have a pair plain toe boots in Barrie/calfskin/commando from Leffot/Alden that fit me perfectly in 8E even though they have just started to break in. Best shoes ever owned. Especially that...:

 

I also have a pair of the AF43 (plain toe boots on Trubalance/cordovan/commando) in the same size that, after a year and especially after wearing the above shoes, don't fit me well. In short the heel is shaped differently and because the Trubalance are wider my foot uncomfortably places itself towards the front of the shoe after a while.

 

Adam from Alden of Carmel is :paranoia:refusing me to sell me the AF89 (plain toe boots in Barrie/calfskin/commando) in 8E because he says that if the Trubalance (cordovan) don't fit me in 8E there is no way the Barrie (calfskin) will fit me in 8E.

 

"We believe the problem is you want to avoid wearing a larger size, so you are requesting a size that is too small.   You won’t be happy with size 8 1/2 E, and you are not happy with size 8 E because it is too tight.   You will not be happy with any size we send."

 

WTF? Is it inconceivable that Barrie and Trubalance fit someone differently and that "bigger" doesn't necessarily mean better? 8.5 is way too big for me in Barrie/Trubalance.

 

 

And where else can I purchase Barrie/calfskin plain toe boots... in 8E...? I don't mind getting on a waiting list... as much as I need black shoes, and I already have chromexel,  I would contemplate different colors...

 

It's a weird situation that I don't entirely get myself  and to be frank I am a bit annoyed.

:fu:

post #61965 of 89442
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Originally Posted by virilio View Post
 

Hi gang. First post here and a weird question...

 

I have a pair plain toe boots in Barrie/calfskin/commando from Leffot/Alden that fit me perfectly in 8E even though they have just started to break in. Best shoes ever owned. Especially that...:

 

I also have a pair of the AF43 (plain toe boots on Trubalance/cordovan/commando) in the same size that, after a year and especially after wearing the above shoes, don't fit me well. In short the heel is shaped differently and because the Trubalance are wider my foot uncomfortably places itself towards the front of the shoe after a while.

 

Adam from Alden of Carmel is :paranoia:refusing me to sell me the AF89 (plain toe boots in Barrie/calfskin/commando) in 8E because he says that if the Trubalance (cordovan) don't fit me in 8E there is no way the Barrie (calfskin) will fit me in 8E.

 

"We believe the problem is you want to avoid wearing a larger size, so you are requesting a size that is too small.   You won’t be happy with size 8 1/2 E, and you are not happy with size 8 E because it is too tight.   You will not be happy with any size we send."

 

WTF? Is it inconceivable that Barrie and Trubalance fit someone differently and that "bigger" doesn't necessarily mean better? 8.5 is way too big for me in Barrie/Trubalance.

 

 

And where else can I purchase Barrie/calfskin plain toe boots... in 8E...? I don't mind getting on a waiting list... as much as I need black shoes, and I already have chromexel,  I would contemplate different colors...

 

It's a weird situation that I don't entirely get myself  and to be frank I am a bit annoyed.

:fu:

 

This is kind of mind-blowing.  Not sure if he is doing you a favor, or a disservice.  I wonder who "we" is?

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